To the east of Kandahar, the Shoraback base in the Afghan province of Helmand is home to 4000 soldiers of the Afghan National Army. A portion of these troops are members of a commando trained by American soldiers.
In this territory, the struggle against the Taliban is an absolute priority. Helmand is a major entry point for insurgents organizing to the south in the Balouchistan region of Pakistan. In addition, this province is the largest producer of opium in Afghanistan. Like gold, the Taliban uses this drug to finance its insurrectional operations.
The Diamond Force, the unit name for the commandos based at Shoraback, must respond daily to endless insurgent attacks while cooperating in engaged actions with the American Marines.